Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2021

October 19, 2021

Introduction & Survey methodology

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled businesses worldwide – based on Acronis’ research from last year, more than 80% of global companies admitted they were not prepared to switch to remote work, with IT infrastructure suffering.

This research aims to explore in detail:

  • What new challenges do IT leaders and managers struggle with the most.
  • What key IT infrastructure vulnerabilities caused the most damage across all industries in the past year.
  • How many cyberattacks do large businesses, SMBs, and consumers truly face on a daily basis.
  • What types of attacks cybercriminals favor – and which they will focus on next year.
  • How ready are employees to switch to permanent remote work – compared to last year.

To find the answers, Acronis conducted an independent research study, surveying 3,600 IT managers and remote workers across 18 countries. The findings provide a clear picture of modern cybersecurity needs, how the business world will cope with remote work further, the changed cyber landscape – and how it will evolve from here.

About the survey methodology

Acronis surveyed 3,600 IT managers and remote workers across 18 countries in order to evaluate their cyber readiness during the second year into the pandemic. Acronis had no role in selecting the respondents, all responses were provided anonymously. The survey was conducted during September-October 2021.

Respondents came from 18 countries across four continents: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and US.

Within each country, 50% of respondents are members of corporate IT teams, and 50% are employees that currently work remotely. The respondents are from a range of sectors, both public and private.

Price: FREE

About the Provider

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by its award-winning AI-based active protection technology.


Cyber Readiness, Cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, Remote work